August 13—15, 2021

HippoCamp: A Conference for Creative Nonfiction Writers

Flash Presentation (as The Title Doctor): How to Create a Kickass Title for Your Memoir


June 10, 2021, Central Square, Cambridge

LitCrawl Boston

A night of irreverent literary programming. Over three evening sessions, intrepid readers will choose from a variety of unique literary events including games, performances, provocations and other oddities, all in surprising venues ranging from cafes and art galleries to barbershops and furniture stores.


March 4, 2021, 7 p.m.

Tell-All Boston at Porter Square Books, debuting a version of the program I put together for LitCrawl Boston 2020.


February 22, 2021, 6 p.m.

I’ll visit The Autobiographical Imagination: Creative Nonfiction Workshop at Brandeis University. I’ll talk about what it’s like to write about being part of an Asian American, immigrant, Vietnamese family from my perspective as someone not Vietnamese. Instructor Grace Talusan is the Fannie Hurst Writer in Residence. We’ll talk about my New York Times and Creative Nonfiction Sunday Short Reads pieces.


February 9, 2021, 6:30-7:30 p.m.

GrubStreet Memoir Incubator Open House and Info Session

Answered questions as a 2017 alumna of the Memoir Incubator and talked about my experiences. The event drew more than 80 participants.


February 3, 2021

Writing Class Radio Podcast Episode 94

Hosts Andrea Askowitz and Allison Langer discussed my essay published in the New York Times on June 24, 2020.


December 16, 2020, 7:35 p.m.

Special guest in Theresa Okokon’s 6 Weeks, 6 Essays class at GrubStreet. I spoke about publishing one’s work.


September 8, 2020

GrubStreet Memoir Incubator Open House Speaker


January 2, 2020

How to Pursue Your Dreams At Any Age

Episode 14, The Gita Brown Show


February 27, 2018: 6—9 p.m.

My year as a Writers’ Room of Boston Finalist Fellow has been memorable. Please join me—and the other Finalist and Fellows–to celebrate it at the Writers’ Room of Boston, located on the 5th floor of 111 State Street, just blocks from the State Street stop on the Orange Line. I’ll read a short essay I wrote in the Room. The 2018 Fellows will be announced. I’ll be reading my unpublished essay “Strawberry Rhubarb.”  It tells the story of my dad through food.


May 11, 2017

Have some kibby and hear me read an excerpt from To Have and to Hoard, my memoir-in-progress, at my Memoir Incubator Graduation Reading. Doors at 6:15 p.m. Reading begins at 6:30 p.m. at the Middle East Restaurant and  Nightclub’s Corner, 472 Massachusetts Avenue, Cambridge. My 7 fellow Incubees from GrubStreet’s 2017 Memoir Incubator will also be reading from their stunning work. See you there!


December 16, 2015

Enjoy wine and cheese at 5:30 p.m. Listen to me read an excerpt from To Have and to Hoard, my memoir-in-progress, at 7 p.m.

Grub Street Writers Spring Open House Showcase


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